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Adjective: placating  'pley,key-ting [N. Amer], plu'key-ting [Brit]
  1. Intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    "placating gestures";
    - appeasing, placative, placatory
Verb: placate  'pley,keyt or 'pla,keyt [N. Amer], plu'keyt [Brit]
  1. Cause to be more favourably inclined; gain the good will of
    "She managed to placate the angry customer";
    - pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, gentle, gruntle

See also: conciliative, conciliatory

Type of: calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten [Brit], still, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], tranquillize

Encyclopedia: Placate